Our Chiropractors in use treatment involves manual therapy, including manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues; treatment also includes exercises and health and lifestyle counseling. Chiropractic treatment in intended to solve spine, other joint problems and pain that results from falls, accidents, stress, tensions, and overexertion while minimizing or completely eliminating the use of medicine, surgery and hospital stays. If you are experiencing pain, stiffness, spasm, decreased range of motion, numbness, headache, tingling or a combination of these symptoms then you most likely are suffering from a chiropractic problem and you should call our office in for an appointment.
My emotions get the best of me when I think about my car accident in 4 years ago. I was driving home from a night out with friends, when I was stuck by a drunk driver. It changed my life. she was driving full speed and rear ended me while I was sitting at a red light. I remember looking through the rear view mirror as the car was approaching. The car wasn't slowing down and I barely had time to react. The impact was explosive. I passed out. I woke up with the EMS hovering over me. I started to panic, they calmed me down and told me there were no external wounds, and asked me if I felt any pain in my body. I let them know that my back was in alot of pain. They had me move my legs and toes. I could move them, thank God.
They took me to the emergency room and took x-rays of my back, I had a hairline fracture on my tailbone and some of my discs had shifted out of place. The doctor suggested a dangerous sergical procedure to fix some of the problems it was either that or pills while it healed.
The thought of surgery had me thinking about my uncle. He had a bad back and had undergone many back surgeries. He lived from walker to wheelchair for many years. It was a scary thought. I had a cane to help me walk, I felt like an old man and I was only 34! It went on like this for a couple of months. I couldn't stand it anymore. I thought sugery would be easier than this. I signed up to get my first surgery, and the memory of my uncle kept playing in my head. I don't want to live like that.
I was upset to the point of tears one night after not being able to move without horrible pain shooting down my leg while I layed there. The thought of having to be like this for the rest of my life was overwhelming. A whole bottle of pain killers was looking like an option, I prayed for anything better.
A friend of mine called me that I hadn't talked to in years. I mustered up enough energy to say hello. He wanted to grab some dinner, I told him about my accident and that my back I was hurting too much. He was disappointed, but then what he told me was the first glimmer of hope I had heard in a while. He said, You're in luck Ray, My wife is a chiropractor. "She'll get you fixed up in no time." His tone made me think he didn't not understand how bad my contidion was. I tried to tell him that this was past the help of a chiropractor, but he wouldn't hear it. He set me up to meet with his wife Shelly the next day. I was intrigued, I never went to chiropractors cause I always relied on medical doctors. Now They had failed me and I figured I"d try another method.
I walked into Shelly's office and Daniel showed up for moral support. Shelly took some X-Rays and did some tests with me. She had me lay down, and started realigning my back. I heard a pop in my back and it was like a miracle, a pressure that I had in my back released. I felt it all through my body. I literally had goose bumps. When she finished I sat up with a grin on my face. I could tell something was different...Better. I had a long list of questions for Shelly which she answered with a grace and patience like no other. She Actually took some time to listen to all my concerns unlike Dr. Joe Schmo who just wanted to get the best bang for his buck.
She saw my hope and enthusiasm, to which she told me that she would have me walking like before in a few weeks. I was so happy with my first visit I cancelled my surgery.
I continued my treatment with them and I still go at least once a week. I don't use a cane anymore, and pain medicine is a thing of the past. Somebody up there heard me.
Don't Give up hope!